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TRE RECORD OF LAURKN8 UP TO
OATEi July 1>.
An excursion will leave Clinton at
UtfOa. m , July 10th, for Wilmington,
returning on July 18th. Round trip
Miss Alllo Simpson, of this olty, is
visiting- tho family of Mr. W. R.
Rlchoy in Laurens, and will visit rela
tives at Cokesbury bofore returning
Capt. J. G. Hawthorjo has gone to
Harri? Llthia Springs for a few days
A good follow, In a good place, and
bound to have a good t'me.
Mr. Goo. Westmoreland 1? suggested
lor assistant city attornoy of Atlanta,
a lucrative and important position. ?
Tho city couldn't do better.
It is now quite probablo that the
August term of tho United States Court
at Croonville will bo postponed to the
liest Monday in Soptombui\ It is by
no means cortnin that tho court will bo
hold ut u.U.?Diekens Sentinel.
Mr. R. F-Kleming, Jr., a graudson
of Capt. Cro8well of this vicinity, was
bitten by a highland moccasin last
Sunday morning whllo shucking a lot
of corn ututor tho edge of tho houso.
Ho is attended by Drs. Kptlng and
Noel. His suffering was Intonso Sun
day night.?Groonwood-Cor. Abbevillo
Press and Banner.
Mr. Fleming Smith loft on yester
day for Cokesbury which wo under
stand he Intends making his homo In
future. It is unfortunate that a young
man of his promise should loavo Luu
Excursion to Ulonn Springs*
The ratofrom Laurons will bo .$2.50
for tho round trip, tickets goods un
til Monday tho 15th.
Thero will bo a special train to loavo
Laurens for Glonn Springs on the Kith
at 0.24 P. M.
The Molden Giant.
Mr.W. L?,Stone leaves on our table a
specimen of oats of the above name
well worthy of examination. It has a
large stem, an olliclont prop of grain,
wonderfully healthy looking and in an
ago of agricultural development, it is
well worth while to bo on iho lookout
for a good thing.
At tho four corners of tho square
mail boxes aro now to bo found. This
improvement comes from Mayor
Dial and Post Master Crews. It is to
bo hoped that thoy will soon luve thorn
placed in all parts of the city for as
Laurons is a muchly scattered town,
thoy would bo found a great conven
Closing Exercises of the Summer
An Immense crowd attended tho clos
ing cxcrc'scs of tho summer school
which took place at tho Opera Houso
Friday evening. The programme was
-interesting, woll arranged and well
rentieren L\y? tho teachers who have
been in attendance upon the sohOOK. .
Mr. W. T. McElroy made a short lec
ture In tho course of the evening as did
also Superintendent of Education May
field, both of which were especially en
joyed and commended. Tbc s immer
school has been woll attended, has been
generally termed a good institution
and tho hope prevails that it will bo
como a regular feature of tho educa
What is Said About us.
Tho rebuilding of the Ben-Delia
hotel Is one of the enterprises now
under way at Laurens.?Clinton Gn
Tho young men of Laurens not satis
fied with a good live military company
recently organized, have gotten up an
excellent cornet band and will now do
their own blowing.?Clinton Gazette.
Tho Laurens County Medical Asso
ciation will hold Its convention at Har
ris Springs on tho 22nd tust. Visitors
from several counticsm "'l bo present
and interesting papors war bo read.?
Honca Path Chronicle.
Our Dispenser's Shortage.
A letter appeared some days since in
a weokly paper purporting to account
for tho Dispensary shortage of Mr.
L?ngsten, which needs remark. There
in it is stated that Mr. Langston appro
priated tho money of the Dispensary
to tho satisfaction of his private debts.
This Mr. Langston absolutely denies.
Ho docs not deny that thero was care
lessness In the business management,
and under the circumstances, a short
ago was not remarkable. Ho states
among other facts that upon public
days and' salesdays tho sales went as
high a; seven and eight hundred dol
lars. On these occasions he had the
assistance of A largo number of clerks,
who were volunteers, and this was with
tho sanction of tho Board of Control.
It was totally impracticable in the rush
to uso tho euro that was prudent. On
one occasion a consignment of liquors
amounting to fiftoon hundred dollars,
was opened at night at tho request of
ono of tho Hoard to suit his convon
lonco. It has been discovered that on
occasions boxos havo been thrown
aside, which afterwards were found
containing liquors. Mr. Langston
readily concedes that thero was care
lessness. In bis Interest wo take pleas
ffro in making the statement that it is
not a fact that ho used any part of tho
funds towards paying his (loots.
Tincture Aconite, 2 il-ums,
Turpentine, 1 oz.
Laudanum, 1 "
Soap Liniment, t "
Mix. Laurons Drug Co.
bavis \ Roper's Locals.
Remoinbor that wo aro having our
mid-summor sain of Clothing, Shoes
and Hats to make room for tho grand
est fall stock ovor shown, Como early.
Davis & Roper.
Wo can tit you in almost any stylo of
Shoe at lowest price Davis & Kopor.
Big lot boys tennis shoes worth 5o
c??nls closing at 25 cents. Davis & Ho
Whoro do you buv your trunks, va
lies, olc. ? Davis A Roper Is tho place.
Rig lot of young mens Whito I nick
Pants and Whito Vests in show win
dows to cloflo. Worth $1.60 at 08 cent?.
Rig lot Ladies Kino Shoo worth $2.00
to *250at U-50 and $1.75.
Davis & Roper.
Hig lot Ladies and Children Slippers
at greatly reduced prices,
Davis A Roper.
Nightshirts and ganz s Underwear are
in style? now. Prices right.
Davis a Roper.
A few Mens Tan Shoos very cheap to
close. . Dft.yis A Roppr.
Music! music 11 while you trade. No
charge for sumo. Davis <Alopor.
A Delightful Outing.
it was our pleasant mission to be
??ailed to tho little hamh t of Gros?
Hill In tho southern section of our
QOUnty, on Friday last. It was tho oc
casion of tho Commencement of tho
schools in the town, successfully tauzht
bv young Mr. H. Z. Nabors and Miss
Cross Hill is located near by tho
Prosbyterian Church, known as Liberty
Springs, taking its naino from a tradi
tional skiriulso in tho revolutionary
epoch, between a small body of Whigs
and a band of Tories. It wus tho centre
of a large element of staunch Presby
terian patriots, who soon after the
struggle for liberty, built out of tho
natlvo granite oa tho ground a sub
stantial house of worship. The church
bus nourished and grown and still Is
ono of tho strong bulwarks of tho faith,
with a largo ana intelligent member
ship to this day. Near by was Cross
Hill, which no doubt takes its namo
from the fact that while tho country
around is comparatively level, at u
crost of decided olevatlon two great
highways intersect, tho ono great
road leading from western North Caro
lina and Buncombe to Augusta, and tho
other passing from tho eastorn parts of
tho State to Puckot's Ferry on tho Sa
ludtt and to tho groat West. From the
Immediate neighborhood have sprung
many namos who huvecast lustre upon
the county and In many Holds of useful
ness dono honor to tho State.
Fivo mllos west of tho town Is Rose
mont, ori tho Suludu, tho hl&torio scat
of a most charming hospitality, dis
pensed sinco the Bovolution, where re
sided Capt. Robert Cuningham, a
prominont soldlorof tnc war of '12; tho
father of Col. Jno. Cunlngham and
Miss Pamela, familiar as tho Southorn
matron, whoso splondtd appeal thlrty
11 vo years ago. wrestod Mt. Vornon
from possible desecration and made It
tho property of the world undor tho
corporato oxlstonco It now has and per
petuates tho homo of Washington as
tho Mecca of tho world. Near by, and
tjhrco miles from this town, Is trio birth
place of tho McGowaii8, 'whore were
roared Gon. Samuel McGowan, of Ab
beville, nomor McGowan, Esq., of Lau
rens. and Lieut. Alexander McGowan,
who died during the war, Capt. J. T.
McGowan, now a veteran farmor re
siding near tho old homestead. Hard
by, in tho samo neighborhood, was
reared James Baxter, who settlod at
Newberry, a man of unusual ability,
and who died recently; leaving an en
viable roputation that oxtonded
throughout the State. Farther down
tho river, but within threo miles of
this old church, was roared Beaufort
T. Watts, who became early -in lifo a
captain in tho II. S. army, i.ftorwards
Seerctaay of Stato for this State, Sec
retary of tho American Legation at
tho Court of tho Czars under Middlcton,
und subsequently .served tho Govern
ments Minister for nine yoars at tho
Republic of Colombia and other Statos
In South America.
Upon tho property whereon Is now
situated the depot of tho Seaboard Air
Line Railway, was reared tho Rev.
Martin Ball, an eloquent and powerful
preacher of tho Baptist denomination,
who emigrated to Mississippi In 1845,
carrying with him a groat colony of
prominent and wealthy citizens, who
became prominent in that Stato.
The school houses whoro those exor
cises were hold wore erected about
i860, under tho auspices of James Car
tor, a prominent citizen, who was tho
owner of the property. They were tho
lirst substantial school houses built in
tho country and initiated tho evolution
from tho old classic log cabin. Mr.
James Carter largely promoted tho
enterprising spirit. Dr. Robert Camp
bell Capt. Henry Carter Dr. Robert
Austin. Dr. William Philips and the
body of the citizenship contributing.
Iii this vicinity, too, were also reared
the two Plllliams, Capt Robert Pul
liam. who was killed in tho army com
manding a gallant old company that
went out from tho city of Greenville,
and in memory of whom tho Greenville
Camp of United veterans is called ;
Capt. Zaohary c. Pallium, who was in
the secession legislature from old Dick
ens County and who was killed com
manding a company from that
county at tho Second Manassas, his
remains lying at the cemetery of
tho Liberty Springs Church. A
handsome little town is now fast
growing up around tho depot of tho
Seaboard Air Line, with enter
prising, public-spirited merchants and
business men. Here reside Col. Jno.
C Williams an intelligent mem
ber of the State llouso of Representa
tives, with a largo porsonel of intelli
gent physicians, it was a pleasant oc
casion to tho writer to meet a fow
school companions, male and fomalc of
the far back past and bright, hopeful,
sparkling, laughing faces of their chil
dren of three generations. Cheerful as
a cricket, wo met Mrs. .lohnCason Hill,
with sparkling black eyed wee bits of
grandchildren moving around hor.?
Mrs. Miller, a surviving sister of Gen
McGowan, we were rejoiced to meet with
a little army of stalwart lads and lit
tlo lasses, lien Wells agallAnt veteran
in Iiis empty sleove, stood up through
out the long exercises; there wo saw
other old soldiers, as brave as "ever In
tho whizzing 00's as Alex Owons, Silas
Adams, George Banna, John C. Chap
man, Ullis J. Dondy, and a num
ber of others. Wo missed tho fa
miliar salute of J. J. MoGowan,
Aaron W?lls (my old comrade of Garys
Brigade) David White ford and Samuel
Loaman. These old followers are* no
doubt awaiting with philosophic com
posure, the "inevitable hour," huvo
borne sufficiently the heat and burden
of tho clay, and must tako their ease,
and cannot turn out with us youth in
these stirring times.
This is a grand old neighborhood
dear to tho writer, and may the timo
never eomo, when thero Is not an Aus
tin, a Bryson, a Hitt, a W?lls, Owons,
Whlteford, Lowe, Loaman, McGowan,
Strain, Hold. Hill, Carter, Houlware,
Neely, Fuller, Hollingsworth, Pinson,
Campbell and others of ye olden times
to leaven thocivilization of tho dawning
Don't forget that on tho morning of
tho Kith an excursion over the S. A. L.
to Wilmington will leavo Clinton, re
turning on tho 10th. "Round trip tick
Turnip Seed! Turnip Seed ! 50 lbs
Bul8t's seed just oponod.
Laurons Drug Co.
HOUSE rOK SALE.?-Mrs. S. L. Frier
son's residence on Hampton Streot.
Apply to P. A. SlMi'SON.
If you ore looking for ? Bed Room
suit it will pay you to come and sco
thoso that have just arrived at
S. M. & B. H. Wii.kks & Co.
We soil and repair Spectacle!:.
Laurens Drug Co.
Romember that we are hoad quar
ters for Fruit Jars. Como and get our
prices before buying.
S ,M. it B, H. Wir.KKs & Co.
Have you a Bioyolft? If not eomo and
let us set] you ono. f,ook in tho win
dow and see a Bute.
S. M. & k H. Wli.kks & Co.
Did you see the Bicycle that we. had
last week for lifty dollars? if not bo
Hiiro to sco tho oho that will como in
S. M. <fc E. H. Wh.kks & Co.
County Executive Committee,
The Democratic Executive Committee
will meet next Saturday, Kith inst., be
ing the day set apart at tho last regular
meeting for the assembling of this com
mittee. A full attendance is desired.
G. P. Smith, Chra'n.
W.T. Crews, Sec'y.
WHAT 18 SAID ABOUT YOU AND
Wiicre You've Ooue for the Summer
?Who Your Visitors Are.
Mr. Jarnos Mlntor is at homo with a
diploma from the S. C. M. A.
Mr. B. B. Holl man has left Laureus
to reside in future at Union.
Tho Tolophono poles are going up.
Isn't that great?
Rev. David Todd lllicd tho pulpit
of tho Presbyterian Church on Sun
Miss Carrie DosChamps, of Claron
don, S. C., is visiting tho family of Mr.
O. B. Simmoos.
W. W. Simpson, of Augusta, l.ns
been on a short visit to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Simpson.
Rev. J. M. Curllsle, of Spartanburg,
Is tho guest of his son Rev. Mr. Cnrllslo
of this city.
Rev. J. W.. Shell will conduct ser
vices at Shllob on Sunday the 14th
instant ut 4 o'clock, p. in.
Mr. Coo. B Pool has been quitoslck*
for tho past two wcoks, but is somo
bettor at this' writing.
The Fourth passed oh* without Inei
dont in Laurons. Tho banks and tho
postofflco woro closed, but that was all.
_ -.- ~j
Mr. G. 6. Garrett and family have
gone to spend tho noxt two months
with relatives In Virginia.
Mr. F.dwiu Phllpot Is Iu attendance
upon tho Osborno Business Collego in
MissM. F. Miller, of Drake's Branch.
Va., visited Mrs. J. M. Phllpot last
Miss Annita Thruston. a charming
young lady of Greouvillo, Is spending a
few weeks with Mrs. J. M. Phllpot.
Mrs W. H. Lucas and baby have
gono to spend the romaindcr of the hot
season at Waynesvlllc.
Miss Mary Vornor left on Wednes
day for her homo at Walhalla after
staying two wcoks with friends in
? Tho ladles of Mountvillo purpose fur
nishing a barbecued dinner and ico
cream and lemonade on tho 19th inst'
Tho proceeds being for tho benolit of
tho Mountvillo Presbytorinn Church,
Col. B. W. Ball and Mr. W. D. Watts
wont to Cross Hill on Friday. Col.
Ball dollvorod tho address at tho
closing oxorcises of tho High School,
which took place that day.
Mr. W. D Watts, who noarly two
years ago left Laurons to try lifo in
Houston, Tox., is at home on a visit to
his mother and other relatives and
Misses Kate Rowland and Minnie
Babb, delegates to tho Stato Woman's
Missionary Convention, loft for Orange
burg, where It Is in session, on Wed
Miss Claudia Irby returned homo
on yesterday from a visit to Con
cord and Spartanburg. f>ho was ac
companied by her friend MissGnnttof
tho latter city. .
The National Agricultural Bureau
Districts of North Carolina and Sout h
Carolina have been consolidated and
tho South Carolina division js ab
sorbed by tho North Carolina District.
J. Washington tho reporter for this di
vision looses hlsotllco, hy its abolition.
We aro thankful for tho kind invita
tion of Lisbon extended by Hon Alex
J. Smith, and woro it not for important
duties this week would gladly enjoy
tho hospitality of their big hearted
citizens. Those who go will remember
the oecasion with pleasure.
Splondid showers were falling
throughout Sunday, and apparently the
clouds extended far and wide. They
wore much needed, and there is no rea
son now that tho crops should not
Bosslo, a llttlo daughter of Judge R.
C. Watts had tho misfortune to break
a bone In tho log on Saturday last. It
is thought a sudden wrench in playing
and running caused tho accident. She
is oight or nine years old and it is
hoped it will not bo serious.
Judge R. C. Watts has boon confined
for a week at tho rosldonco of his
brother, Maj. W. A. Watts with fever.
His condition is not regarded as se
rious, but It Is feared ho will not bo
able to complete his work on tho cir
cuit for this term.
it is said that a new bank will be or
ganized In this city this fall with Dr.
E. M. Caine as President, and Mr. J. J.
Pluss as Cashier. Tho proposed Capi
tal is $50.000, and tho Bank will bo or
ganized under Stato laws. Those are
intolllgont experienced business men
and for the building up of city and
county wo need tho capital that will be
The return of Robocca Harding Da
vis to periodical literature, after an
absenco extending over more than a
decade, is an oVent worth signalizing.
Mrs. Davis is a novelist of rare genius,
her uv-oks are distinguished by dra
matic intensity and minute portraituro
of charactor, while she is entirely, and
ono might add disdainfully, free from
tho Iln do sieelo atmosphere which per
vades somo popular books, making
them of doubtful fitness for family
reading. Since Mrs. Davis last pub
lished tt novol her gifted son. Richard
Harding, has made a phenomenal suc
cess in tho Hold which wltnossed her
triumphs. The titlo of Mrs. Davis'?
novel, which is to bo published serially
in Harpor's Bazar, is Doctor Warrick.s
The Cash Store Locals.
Big closing out sale of all summer
goods at Jamleson's Cash Storo.
I wish to run oil' all summer goods
boforo commencing to tako stock.?
Come at onco and sccuro somo big bar
gains boforo they aro all gone.
Silks for waist for only 18;',, at Jamie*
Every llmr; in millinery to be run oil"
in Ibo next fifteen days at a big bargain
at JamicBon's Cash Storo.
A splon.Ii.I Burner corset for only GO
cents at Jumioson'e.
Oxford ties and Slippers at a bargain
Lisbon School Picnic and Exhibition.
Qhero will boaschool picnicat Lisbon
on Tuosday July Kith und an exhibition
by tho school at night. Thcro will bo
addresses during tho day by Hon. J. L.
M. Irby, Prof. Ewurt and others. Tho
nubile Is cordially Invltod to come and
bring those woll filled baskots.
The Editor of tho Aovkktikku tho
' Dkvit." and all will bo cordially wel
comed, If they put in an appearance.
A LUX J, SMITH,
Vor toachor and school.
Cl'OHH Hill Note*?.
J. J. MeSwnin of tho South Carolina
Collego, B. It Fuller, of Clinton Col
lege, Carroll D. Nance, of tho South
Carol Ina Military Academy, Jarnos
Desportes, of Porter's Military Acad
emy, Mlsp Bertha Turnor of Greenvillo
Female College, a?*o now in our town
and community visiting relatives and
friends during tho summer holidays.
xWe wero glad to see Col. B. W. Ball
in cur midst last week. He is always
welcomed to his "native heath."
Mr. William WattB, son of John
Watts, shorlfT of the county somo years
since, was In town last week. Mr.
Watts now rosldes In the Lone Star
Stato where ho holds an important
post In rail oad business.
Tho Important event of tho past wcok
In town was tho closing exorcises of
our High School. All tho exercises
from beginning toond, which occupied
Thursday and Friday plainly showed
the qualifications Of the te.sellers. Prof
Nabors and Miss Clardy for their im
portant positions and the prolloicnoy
oxhibltcd by tho pupils convinced
every ono that good work had been
dono in tho matter of education during
tho pa9t year. The dialogues, recita
tions, javelin drill and broom drill
were umusing, Interesting, entertain
ing and Instructive and evorybody was
delighted. The central feature of the
occasion was tho address of Col. B. W.
Ball. The Col. held tho largo crowd
spell bound for over an hour which he
talked to thom on tho Importance of
systematic and thorough education.
As usual tho Col. abounded in facts and
figures and illustrutcd his subjects by
men and nations. Such talks aro cor
tain to do erood and wo would most
heartily wish that every community
con hl 1 istcn to llko spocches ovory
week, so us to set nion and women
thinking, and then put them In action
to educate thoir children. ?
And now will you indulgo us whilo
wo scribble a little about politics. It
seoms that tho icadors of tho "Reform
Party" havo set down on all or any di
vision of delegates to the constitutional
convention, and tho forty havo been
side tracked or ignored entirely, and
as wo aro led to bollovo that tho forty
and tho conservatives aro all striving
for the samo end that is peace and har
mony and the good of our beloved
South Carolina, it does soom to us
that we should not omit nhything or
lot any opportunity pass whore we
might be.able to accomplish something
for theso objects. In this division lot
there bo a thorough and comploto or
ganization of tho conservatives and lot
us put forward our good nion as can
didates and present them to tho pcoplo
of Laurens at the approaching primary
election Wo fool sure that wo can
loso nothing by this and wo might
go in something. Tho primary is or
dered by what is known as tho Demo
cratic party of tho State and although
thoro has unfortunately nrison differ
ence! amongst us, which differences
seem to bo irreconcilable, but in this
matter, which is notforoilice or politi
cal preferment, but is to niako the fun- i
dumontal law under which wo arp to
livo and thrive or sink and die, we
should not fail to do anything which
might be of use in *hls all important
matter. We can't de anything outsido
of tho primary, for that will settle
tho question as to who will be tho dele
gates, and from what 1 can learn I be- ,
licvo that if good, true, honest and sin^
coro men, farmers if possible aro put
forward, there is a iiving ehanco for
some division of the delegates.
The American people arc lovers of
fair play and the overbearing, tyrant*
cal and dictatorial manner of somo of
tho reform leaders is working like a fer
ment among them. The party lash when
used too sharply galls on free Ameri
can people and they kick against the
party using the lush. Let us be up and
doing and take advantage of tho op
portunity now oll'ercd and not sit su
pinely down and mourn and complain of
ills and put forth no effort to remove
them. Let young active and vigorous
men bG put forward and let them
"carry the war into the onemys linos"
and by persistent effort well directed
tho victory can bo won. But nothing
will we accomplish by sitting down
like Mieawbcr '"waiting for something
to turn up." Scribe.
Mr. Wallace MeN'eaeo, of Union, is
visiting the family of J. T. A. Ballew.
Mrs Clatworthy, of Ilonea Path, has
returned homo after a pleasant visit to
her daughter, Mrs. A. It. Holmes.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. W hart on. of
your city, aro visiting in this neighbor
Misses Eula, Geniovo and Bell Wbar
ton, of Waterloo, spent yesterday with
their aunt. Mrs. Ballcw.
Some of the boys and girls attended
tho exhibition at Cross Hill last week,
and report a good tlmo in every res
Dr. A. R. Fuller has returned from
New York much improved.
Mrs. Sarah F.. Dunlap is at home
Mr. W. M. Irby, of your city attend
ed the birthday party of Mrs. Ballcw,
on the 4th inst.
Dr. Anderson has beon to Cross Hill
again. I think thoro is something
more than children and grand-children
that carries him down there so much.
We will have our man out for tho
Constitutional Convention from this
place, I am glad to state
Tho boys around bore are about
through work until It rains. Thoy aro
enjoying tho lishing pole and gun, for
that seems to be all of it, as they re
turn without any game.
Mr. A. II. Holmes' early fruit is ripe
and wo enjoy some every now and then.
He also has a very lino melon patch that
will bo in in about ton days, Mr.
Holmes is a good farmer and is pre
paring ensilage for his silo to feed
through the winter months. 1 think
bo will go into the dairy business next
yoar, as ho has the finest milkers and
plenty of pasturage to (tarry on tho
business successfully. Ho did not havo
that idoa until a few months ago, af
ter the cotton factory was to go up.
All tho farmers aro getting up with
their work, and will call it a "lay by"
if it doesn't rain somo time in-the near
futur \ Corn and peas look well, con
sidering so little rain, and all better
than good farmers predicted.
J. hoar tho wedding bells ringing not
far from this place and thoy socm to
be more than one. That's right young
people : go it whilo you're young, for
thoro is a day coming when you and I
Our Erl Letter.
Mr. Edltor:?I huvo not seen any
thing recently in your paper of our
The Health of tho community is very
Crops since tho rccont rains aro
looking line. Cotton blooms plentiful.
I used no guano this year used eight
tons last year. Scarcely any of my
neighbors used any this yoar. One of
my neighbors and myself were count
ing the dilTercnco in people using
guano in '01 and '05, In a radius- of six
miles, wo found that between 00 and
lOO tons less woro used this year, and
crops are seemingly as gOOd,
A little nogro gftl came vory noar
being killed tho other day by falling
from a stable loft to the ground on hor
head, sho knocked out :t or I tooth,
nearly put ono eye out ami cutting a
doop gash on hor lip.
Our now mall route startod last weok
running from Laurens to Donals in
stoad of Princeton.
You cannot be well unless your blood
is pure. Thoroforo purify your blood
with tho best blood purifier, Hood's
W. K. IIUNTKR, EDITOR.
All communications for this column
should be eent to W. E. Honter,
Lauren?, 8. O.
Lesson on Reading.
This subject should claim our at
tention iirst of all the piiinary s>tud
ics, as reading is the key to all the
rest; it is not the key to school-room
alone, but to ail the vast stores of
knowledge that wise men have em
balmed in books. Reading culti
vates the aesthetic nature of the
child, like music, painting and
F. W. Parker says "reading is get
ting thought by means of written
or printed words arranged in sen
tences." However, it is that, and
more. It is an expression of thought
and feeling. In teaching reading
the work will not lie rightly done
unless wc begin with the learner's
present stock of knowledge, and go
on systematically from that starting
A method: Take a real object
witli which the chilli is familiar,
and in which lie is interested, it
may be a cat or dog. Have the ob
ject itself, a toy representation of it,
or a picture of it, or all of them,
actually present. Get him to talk
about them; be sure to arouse his
interest by suggesting different
things concerning the object. Call
his attention to the spoken word
that represents the object; now
write this corresponding word on
the blackboard in neat scrip. Point
to the word, and ask him to go to
tho board and point to the word
also. Let him attempt to reproduce
it on his slate. Introduce every
way of exercise that your ingenuity
will suggest to help him to be fa
miliar with the word. Continue
this slowdy for several days until
the child knows the word perfect.
Next give him a lew verbs, such as
run, sit, pat and sleep.
You can now put short sentences
on the board, using nouns and verbs
already learned, articles, preposi
tions and connectives come later on.
Do not lead tho sentence for him,
lie will imitate you, which should
be avoided. When the work is
slowly ami carefully done he will
read correctly out of his own
thought and imagination. This is
a real reading-analysis. All this
lime no attempt lias been made to
teach the child his letters, that is he
docs nut know them all by their
real name. lie knows the elemen
tary sound, and lie can make them
with more or less success, but lie
cannot distinguish them. 15y slow
pronunciation be may learn them
very early. Example: c-a-t-s h-a v-e
e-y-c-s. Do not name these letters,
give sound?, i his's the phonic el
ements with the written lctteis
that represent them.
How to Govern a School.
A teacher who cannot govern
himself cannot govern a school. If
a teacher carries a restless spirit
into the school-room he will lind
If he shows anger, impatience,
carelessness, untidiness he is met
With the same. So he must always
keep calm, cool, collected.
A number of rules do more harm
than gootl. They make pupils feel
as if they were shut up in a prison,
crushed under foot by laws that
rasp instead of benefit. The best
teacher.-; wc have arc those that
have but one law, which can hard
ly be called a rule, the yoke of it is
s? easy because of the teacher's in
terest in his work. The rule is,
?'Always keep busy." Always
keep busy, and there will be no
lime for mischief.
One way of restraining large
boys is to remind them accasionally,
"Not to forget that they arc gen
tlemen." They will straighten up
at once, with a different feeling
entirely. Never forget to treat
them as gentlemen. Instead of
finding lault, and making harsh
criticisms see in them something
beautiful, true anil noble. Teach
them to have lofty aspiration, a
high sense of right and gentleness,
and when a boy docs a praise
worthy act tell him how proud you
arc of such boys.
Why bo on the lookout for faults
more than for virtues; and what is
more exasperating to a high spirited
boy or girl than to have some one
constantly seeking to find out all
the had and ignore all the good:
Seek out the good and commend it,
and you will be surprised to lind
that the good will invariably bal
ance with the bad.
Then a teacher must always com
maud respect. This he cannot do
if he has any disagreeable habits.?
lie must be neat in his attire and
quiet in his habits.
"Government and co-operation
arc in all things the laws of life;
anarchy and competition the laws
Weak and Nervous
Describes the condition of thousand.?
of people at this season. They have no
appetite, cannot sleep, and complain of
the prostrating OffoCt of. warmer
weather. This condition may he rein
odlcd by Hood's Sar.-apai i I la. which
creates an appetite and tonos up all the
organs.' It gives good health by mak
ing the blood pure.
Hood's Dills are t he best nfler-d inner
pills, assist digestion, euro headaeho.
Fruit farS are getting low at J, O. C.
Fleming .V Co's Hadn't you hotte I'
seruie what you want at their cheap
price before they aro all sold . The
noxt will Certainly bo much higher.
Now, if you look to your own intorost,
you will go to see them.
' v , _~
Any person having business wPrt^iw;
Countv Supervisor. I will be in thc"
Office on Monday of each weok botwoon
the hours 10 a. m. to 3 p. m.
11. P. ADAIlt,
Supervisor of Laurons County, S. C.
Kennedy Bros havo tho Ico. You
want hard butter and (rigid Tea. Got
List of Letters
Remaining In tho Post Oflloo at Lau*
renk, S. C, unclaimed, for tho week
eliding July 8, 18(J;">:
A?Ag't for State E. 15. Society.
B?Bailey, Jool; Blaekstock, James.
II?Hughes, Prof. K L; Hunter, Mies
Bailie ; Heath, Peter.
L?Lnn^ston, ? J.
M ? Monroe, J M ; Martin, J 0.
W?Wriuht, Julian; William?, Jack;
Williams, E T.
Third Claso--Mrs. W II Johnson.
Kon tiik week jfiNOIKO JULY 1, 1$95.
B?Bookman. Miss Agness; Bailey,
Jool; Beasloy, Miss Mary.
G?Gates, Gable; Graves, Geo II.
H?Hutto. Dr w D: Hampton, J M.
I.?Lynch. .m. s E; Leek, Miss Delia.
M?Monroe, J. M.J Morcorrny, Miss
N?Nelson. Mrs Minnie.
P?Patrick. Cant B F.
W?Winston. J_P: Workman, Char
ly: Williams, Charly.
Fourth-class Matter J. M. Monroe.
Prrjons calling for nnv of above let
ters will please sty, "They are adver
tised." T. B. OOBWS, P. M.
Are you going to lit up your church
with new fixtures this year, if so we are
head quarters for all kinds of church
furniture and lamp:. We give a good
discount to all churches.
S. M. Si K. II. Wilkes .v Co.
Statement of (he Condition
People's Loan and Exchange Bank
Of Laurens in tho Stata of South Carolina,
At tho Cloao pi Business, Juno 30, 1800.
Loans and Discounts.$100,001.30
Stocks and Bonds. 20,050.8?
Due from Banks. 13,408.10
Real Estate, F. and F. <i,JU(>.00
Current Expenses and Taxes
Cash on Hand. 20,645.08
Cash Items, ..'. 1,000 11
Dividends Unpaid. 1,204.00
Due to Banks. 4,343.00
Undivided Prollts. 43,042.31
state op south carolina, )
County op Laurens. \
I, W. A. Watts. Cashier of the above
named I lank.do solemnly swear that t he
foregoing .statement is true to the best,
of mv. knowledge and belief.
W. A. WATTS.
Sworn to and subscribed before (ho
this 1st day of July, 1805.
J. W. Tool),
n; p. s. o.
n. B. Dial, i
W. IL M akti.w Directors.
J. O. c. Fleming, )
Hamlin Bbattie, Prcsliiont.
F. P. capers, Scc'y and Troas.
Julius o. Smith, Vlco Pros.
L. W. PARKER, Manager of Loans.
Piedmont Sayings ^
Greenville, S. C.
Assets (over) $125,000.00.
Why pay house-rent when with the
same money in a short while you can
own your home? Inquire of Lewis \Y.
Simklns, Esq., or at tho oflloo of the
Company for our loan circular.
We pay ?"> per cent. Interest on de
posits. Oilicc In the National Bank of
L. K. & Ii. C. BUHNS.
Has Bargains for iJ
We say Bargains we mean
this that wc will sell U goods
cheaper than U ever dreamed
ist. Our Business being back
eel by Skilful Buyers at llead
quatcrs and all over the Conti
2d, With Bullion the allmighly
3d. Ambition Backed by an
4th, Our Motto is Under Buy
and Under Sell. Cash before
delivery, no time 116 discount no
olio Bible to Chuck down 50 per
cent on $1.00. We simply ex
change goods for money and
give yon full value for every
Dollar. The lime has when the
poor needs. Double duly of
every dollar and the rich have
none to throw way. U will find
us at our post soon and late.
Call and make yourself at home
w hen in Lam ens and we will
take pleasure in showing U
through With best wishes for
L. E. ti B. C* Burns.
J, C. Buhns,
Ijtf," Truynham Si Dial's Sun Block.
J. 15. PARK,
Alton icy at Law,
LAUKBNS) South carolina.
KV. Special attention given to the in
vestigation of titles and collection of
DR, VV. H. BALL
OFFiof. over national bank, (.aureus,
ob Days?Mondays and Tuesdays
All prrsons having claims upon
tho estate or Elizabeth Hose, de
ceased, will present them to tho
undersigned <>u or beforo the 3d
day ol August next, by 19 b. do.,
when I will settle said estato in the
Probate oflleo and apply for u dis
Oharge from said trust.
W. P. MoNTOOY,
July 2, 1805?4t.
State of South Carolina.
County ok Laurens.
Court of Probate.
Summons for Relief.
A liiert A. Garliugton and H. Ham met
Toaguo as Executors of tho last
will and testament of Narotssa M. Gar
lington, deceased, Plain tills against
R. E. Garlington, R. Hunter Bolt,
Henry S. Garlington, Thos, l\. Gar
ling ton. Mary ?. Cornoltous, Lau
rens w. Garlington, Fannie 13. F.ili
son, Joseph Q. Garlington, Irene T.
Parker, Now ton A. Teaguo, Robert
P. ToagUO and two other ehildren of
Robert 12. Teaguo, deceased, namos
and residences unknown. Defend
To the Defendants K. E. Garlington,
iL Hunter Holt, Henry S. Garling
ton, Thos. R. Garliugton, Mary D.
Cornoltous, Lam-ens \V. Garlington,
Fannie E, Ellison, Joseph C.Garling
ton, Irene T. Darker. Newton A.
Toaguo, Robert P. ToagUO and two
other children of Robert E. ToagUO,
deceased, names and residences
VOl' are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint in this
action,.which is tiled in the olllce of
the Judge of the Court of Probate,
for the said County, and to servo a
copy of your answer to the; said com
plaint on the subscriber at his otllco,
Laurens, South Carolina, within twen
ty days after tho service hereof, ex
clusive of the day of such service: and
if you fail to answer the complaint
within tho timo aforesaid, tho Plain
tiffs in this aoUon will apply to the
Court for tho relief demanded in the
Dated Mav 2Uth, A. D., 1895.
W. II. Martin.
To the Defendants, Henry S. Garling
ton, Thos. R. Garlington, Mary 1).
Cornolious, Laurens W. Garlington,
Fannie E. Ellison, Joseph O. Garllng
ton, Newton A. ToagUO, Robert I1'.
Teaguo and two othor children of
Robert E, Tongue, deconsod, names
and residences unknown:
Take notice thai the complaint in
this action together with tho summons,
of which the foregoing is u copy, was
tiled In tho olllco of Judgo of Probate
at Laurens. S. C. on the 30th day of
W. u. Martin,
June 3d, l*'.'."i-tit
As a Disinfectant.
Bvory Dairyman, Llvoryman and
keeper of domostle animals in stables
should provldo for their health by a
daily use of Marl in Stalls. Gutters and.
Uedding. It will moro than pay for
its cost in this ono thing alone. Lvory
ono who has tried it iu privies, sinks
and drains, hus noted its remarkable
nothing like it.
To absorb all obnoxious gasos and
thoroughly disinfect the promlsos.
As an absorbont, it is unquestionable.
It has a strong ehemlerJ alllnlty for
ammonia. Where manure yards Rnfl,-^
piles are sprinkled with it, onoo or
twice a week, all of the ammonia is
retained. Otherwise, it Is evaporated,
or 'cached out by tho rains.
The best agricultural authorities
agree that it is worth moro than its
cost as a manurial agent.
uoth oe these considerations*
Who wants to keep their prem
ises healthy, and add to tho valuo
of the manure should uso tho Iugle
sido Calcined Marl.
If not for salo by your local dealors,
order of us. For salo by tho barrel,
bag or carload.
and Meg. Co.
Julius D. K?ster, Sec. ami Treas.
May l>, '05 m. Charleston, S.c.
am- phonographs, \
Cash or Installmej
New Machines tradt
. ones. A we^eqiupTTeJ
Gonzales & Withers,
Columbia, s. C.
Who Knows hxii \V\mi this may he the Case in 1806.
Now acting on ihc possibility of this being true hadn't we
belter can all the fruit we can of the promised bountiful crop lor
the present year.
Is the lime to buy your Masons P. L. Fruit lars, The cost of
them now is twice w hat they were twenty days ago, which is higher
than we are selling them at now. We will sell at the present
prices while this lot lasts but don't promise anything on next ship
ment. Don't wait till all are sohl. "A bird in the hand is worth
two in the bush."
J. 0. C. FLEMING & CO.
TO! naao i nriMiTir-ti-nrr uumr n?M?? ?a B????a?
Harris LitMa Water.
The most remarkable Water on ihr Market to-day which is |
Shown by its Analysis and Testimonials of the Most
Noted Physicians of the Country*
Read what a prominent merchant of Columbia, S. C, has to say for
Harris Lithia Water.
?1 had long been affected with kidney troubles. I had tried* all the
mineral waters from Saratoga to Porter Springs. I had tried tht^
Western waters and ; !l others that I could hear oL and I have no hesi
tancy in saying that none have benefited mo eyen approximately as
much as tho Harris Lithia Water. 1 was using thcflhtlValo Lithia WatexJ
when I heard of this. I do not expect to use the fthilfalo Water agni:*..
"When I went to Harris Lithia Springs, I had to be assisted out of
my chair, Aft r remaining two weeks l could get about nsj'good as
anybody. It acted <-ii me like a charm-?quickly and effectively. Th?r
water is now being largely sold in Columbia, and I th nk every person
who h;is tried it will agree with me in the belief that it is the most re
markable water in the country. From a simple interest in suflering hu
manity, I would like very much to sec it given a trial.
0. A. BALDWIN, Columbia ^S*^
Harris Lithia Water Co., Harris Springs. S. C.
A -iiKvii.i.i:, N. C, September, 0, 1SO3.
Mr. J. T. Harris:
VVc have been selling the Harris Lithia Water for some time, a/t^
find it a ready Bellet . those who have tried it are loud in its praise. The]
doctors here regard it superior to cither the Buffalo or Londonderry,
Water1.. We predict for it a wonderful sale when the merits bccoinP^
mure generally known.
Yours very truly, RA.YSOK & SMITH,
1TCSCI iptioil Druggist.
PltOSl'ttKITYj S. ('. Feb. 2S, iS!>.|.
Mr. I. T. Harris:
1 have been under the treatment of several physicians, and been t<
differont watering places during the last ten years for kidney disease. ty
affords mo pleasure to say that I have received more benefit from th<
use of Hanis Lithia Water than all remedies combined.
G. D. BROWN.
%fSF~ For Sale by
The Lanvens Ih nu Co., ami Kennedy Bros.,